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Zaza Hlalethwa

Zaza Hlalethwa

    Mahlangu leads by example
    Mahlangu leads by example
    Shallow calabashes filled with clay and cow dung sit on the stoep of a hut on a farm just outside Middelburg in the late 1940s.
    Childish Gambino shows us America
    Childish Gambino shows us America
    It starts in a well-lit, empty hangar, with only a guitar placed on a chair. A man walks in, takes a seat and starts to strums the guitar. At first...
    The art of taxi art
    The art of taxi art
    In 2014, as a part of the Joburg Photo Umbrella at the Market Photo Workshop, taxis were covered with works from photographer Jerry Gaegane’s...
    Artistic odes to the individual
    Artistic odes to the individual
    So far, my 20s have been characterised by a need to hide my abundance of tears because I cannot show weakness. There is no room for vulnerability...
    The sterrings of the journey
    The sterrings of the journey
    Behold, aboMalume, boBrother le boSisters, the essential parts of the taxi industry’s sacred body: commuters, queue marshals, taxi drivers, taxi...
    Names of the nation, annotated
    Names of the nation, annotated
    Names are containers of memories, relationships, schools of thought. They tell our stories and the stories of our ancestry.
    Like the glare of the sun
    Like the glare of the sun
    The tall buildings in their fading brown and copper colours at the Bosman Station and Church Square in Pretoria speak to me through the people that...
    Uncovering a family’s truth
    Uncovering a family’s truth
    My father’s home was a safe house, a refugee camp. It was not a haven where Gogo, his mother, would shower me with wet kisses and light cheek...
    Together, like fish and chips
    Together, like fish and chips
    At first glance, business partners and friends Lebogang Tlhako and Nati Kgobe bring the term “bag lady” to mind. This is because of the way...
    A French eulogy, our dearest polony
    A French eulogy, our dearest polony
    Last week the Mail & Guardian’s Bhekisisa reported on the Van Neel family losing two loved ones to the largest outbreak of listeriosis...